MCCALLUM, RoxiePosted: November 3rd, 2020
March 17, 1927 – October 26, 2020
Roxie passed away peacefully with family by her side. She died of natural causes which were not Covid related.
Roxie was the last of the Robert & Ada Leslie clan having been predeceased by her parents & all eight of her siblings. She is survived by her children & their families: Maureen; Doug & his wife, Johnna; Ian & wife Laurie; Greg & wife Ali. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Hunter McCallum; Tess Playfair; Nathan McCallum; Lisa McCallum; Kaleigh McCallum & Spencer McCallum. In addition, she is survived by eight great-grandchildren & numerous nieces & nephews. As in many families, there were parting of the ways but Roxie continued to think of Lynn McCallum & Rod MacNeil as her family. Our thanks to them for being so kind to her over the years. She was often included for dinner at Lynn and Mark’s home.
Roxie, known as Tiny to her siblings, was small of stature, but a force to be reckoned with. She lived life on her own terms & once she got an idea into her head, it was difficult to change her mind. She rarely sat still & even into her later years was constantly on the move. She loved to bake & had won baking contests at local, community fairs. In her younger years she was an excellent seamstress & often has a needle-work project of some description on the go. She had curiosity about spiritualism & different philosophies & would explore these interests by reading books or watching documentaries. Crossword books were always beside her favourite chair or her beside table & if there was nothing else to do, she would complete these puzzles. One of her great pleasures in her later years was to order a pizza & have a game of crib with Hunter.
We wish to extend a special thank you to many individuals who were kind & compassionate to Roxie during these past several months. The isolation created by Covid was difficult for her. We thank the staff at Seasons Retirement Home where she had resided for several years prior to being hospitalized in May. We thank the staff on Unit 5A at the Regional Hospital – they were instrumental in getting her back on her feet, literally. A special thank you to the recreational therapists on that Unit for ensuring that we got regular facetime visits. A thank you to the staff on Victoria Lane at Edith Cavell. Although Roxie was there a very short time, she told me that she was very comfortable. And, a very special thank you to her companion, Virginia, whose visits were interrupted by Covid. Roxie looked forward to these visits & missed the immensely.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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